Doctor Who?

For those who don’t know who or what Doctor Who is, it’s a British television program about the adventures of the Doctor. A humanoid alien who travels through time and space, using his ‘TARDIS‘. A time-travelling space ship that looks like a British police box. He also travels with different people, who are called his Companions. Why am I talking about this? For those who’ve already seen the series, you may have seen my TARDIS inspired bookshelf on my past post.

I’m a Whovian (fan of the Doctor Who series), and as I’ve just finished watching the last episode of the seventh season. I felt inspired to do a mail art based on the series. And what does a Whovian like me wishes (and any other Whovian for that matter)? To be the Doctor’s Companion of course!

IMG_9303I was also inspired by one of my favorite calligraphers, Betsy Dunlap.

Now, won’t you go crazy when a Time Lord, the Doctor invites you to travel the space and time with him? Think of all the adventures you’re going to have!

IMG_9309‘You are invited to travel Space and Time with me.

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The Doctor’

Time travel is not easy to comprehend. It is a,

“wibbly-wobbly timey-wimey… stuff”

-10th Doctor

But what the heck, GERONIMO!

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“Bowties are cool.”

-11th Doctor

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I’m a fan of the Eleventh Doctor played by Matt Smith. I suggest you give the series a try and you’ll see what I mean! Already a Whovian? Why don’t you tell me who your favorite Doctor is!

For the meantime, why don’t you check the things that the Eleventh Doctor made cool! HERE.

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Boredom strikes but Creativity flows in!

This is how I handle stress and boredom.

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My so-called room had been a mess for almost a month. So, I finally decided to do some DIY and renovated it. This is how my Adventure Wall looks like now. Sans the TARDIS and Wanderlust chalk drawing. I’ll do that after I get a new bookshelf.

desk1aAnd this is now where I make my calligraphy and mail art. After 4 years, I am finally able to display my paintings!

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Wanderlust

Have you ever desired something so much that you’ll do whatever it takes to get it? Well, my ‘something’ is not tangible, so, it’s not that easy to get.

Adventure. That’s what I long for.

It’s not easy ’cause you need lots of money to travel. I know, I know. There are cheap ways to travel, like ‘working’ abroad (WWOOF and Au Pair). But, I know I’m not the type of person who’ll go for that now. It is a great idea, I may try it in the near future.

This is why I also created this blog. To somehow share or see other people’s adventures through mail.  But, I do know another way on how you could have your own adventures and see other places for free or at least cheap. It’s…

booksREADING, ladies and gents!

My latest hoard of vintage books. And there’s a 90 year old book hiding in there!

You can explore all sorts of worlds, meet different kinds of people and definitely have an adventure of a lifetime through reading. It’s a great way to enhance your vocabulary as well. I have to admit though as to why I bought loads of vintage books. I was planning to use some of them for my mail art. Blasphemous, I know!

Screen Shot 2013-07-05 at 8.39.43 PMThis is the maximum damage I could probably do to a book. It breaks my heart that I did this to a 60 year old book.

Lesson learned! Take care of your books, old or new. So, your future kids or grandchildren can have their adventures with them too!

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I’m still ALIVE!

I’m sorry for being on a hiatus for half a year. Had a bit of life crisis. Anyway, I only took a break from blogging but I didn’t stop spreading my postal love. And here’s an evidence for you guys!

IMG_2702Sending postcards from United Arab Emirates!

Yes, I was overseas for a few weeks. The company I work for sent me to Dubai to meet with our business partners. Had to mix business and pleasure a bit, ’cause I also met up with my friends and relatives who live there. I saw four Emirates in total while I was there. Thanks to all the people that I met, activities I tried (iFly, flyboarding, skiing, and sand boarding), places that I saw, and foods that I tasted, I had a blast in UAE.

I’m glad that I brought a DSLR camera to document my visit in the Middle East. The culture, the people… so much beauty. I can’t even put to words how much awe I felt during my stay in there. I just hope my photos will bring justice on how beautiful it is.

Madinat Jumeirah

IMG_8912Sand Dunes

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IMG_8617_SnapseedLocal kids enjoying an afternoon at the beach

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6Locals and the famous luxury hotel Burj Al Arab

Screen Shot 2013-06-18 at 8.14.55 PMDubai, I will miss you.

For those in the Philippines who are planning to visit United Arab Emirates, Cebu Pacific now has flights going to Dubai. And guess what? There’s an ongoing seat sale for as low as P999!

Screen Shot 2013-07-05 at 9.07.22 PMSo, what are you waiting for? Book a flight already while there are still available seats, and see the glorious place that is United Arab Emirates.

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